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Obituaries 2-24-2016

Robert Ivey
Robert Ivey, age 78, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, after an extended illness. Online condolences may be made at www.sykesfuneralhome.com.
Sarah Economy
CASPIAN—Sarah L. Ecomony, 37, left this world to travel to another place on Feb. 15, 2016. Visitation was held Tuesday, Feb. 23, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Grace Covenant Church of Iron River.  Funeral services followed at 2 p.m., with Rev. James Swanson II officiating. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Paul Lekatz
IRON RIVER—Paul E. Lekatz, 67, died unexpectedly Feb. 17, 2016, at his home. Private family services will be held. Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Bates Township Cemetery with date and time to be announced. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Gerald “Jerry“ “Gramps” Shoup, Sr.
BARK RIVER—Gerald “Jerry” “Gramps” Shoup, Sr., 76, formerly of Crystal Falls, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at his home.Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m.-noon at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home.  Funeral services will follow at noon at the funeral home. Rev. Michael March will officiate.  The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Iron Mountain with the arrangements, www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.  

Laila Isaacson
CRYSTAL FALLS—Laila Irene Isaacson, 93, of Amasa, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Amasa Cemetery and will be announced.The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls with the funeral arrangements, www.nashfuneralhome.net.